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Trying to identify a geranium

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 11:59


There are hundreds/if not thousands  of species and named cultivars of hardy Geraniums.

Even with a pic to show the leaf shape and flowers, id would be difficult to be 100% accurate.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 11:55

Just wondering if it might be Aconitum sp?

Wait for flowers which will prove if Geranium ... or not

What is it?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 15:59

It is a Ruellia sp.

Maybe Ruellia simplex?

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 14:18

Lovely geranium... but it will take over your whole garden!

Should be sold with A HEALTH WARNING!

Shrub damage

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:05

Oh dear...Sounds like Viburnum beetle. See...

Help needed to ID plant

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 09:22

Is the stem round, cylindrical rather than flat in a blade of grass?

It looks like a rush... possibly Juncus effusus.

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:27

These links will help.

Look at the colour of the pollen...Quote...

"Pollen colour

The easiest way to tell the difference between native and non-native bluebells is to look at the colour of the pollen.  

If it is creamy-white then the bluebell is a native.  If it is any other colour, such as pale green or blue, then it is definitely not native.

When the pollen is shed, the empty anther can be a pale cream colour, so make sure you look at the most recently opened flowers at the top of the spike, to find the true colour of the pollen."


There are 3 "bluebells" now in cultivation.

1. Hyacinthoides non scripta. The true English wild bluebell.

2. Hyacinthoides hispanica. The Spanish bluebell....

3. Hyacinthoides x massartiana. This is a hybrid between the 2 others.

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